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KATHY LUTHER: Christmas tree green in other ways, too

KATHY LUTHER: Christmas tree green in other ways, too

Knowing I’m getting the Christmas week for my column, I started to write with the intent of celebrating how the environment supports our holiday cheer. I apologize if the mixed results of my research leaves you feeling there is a “Grinchy” tinge to your green Christmas.

December 26, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: My father taught me all about Christmas

GUEST COMMENTARY: My father taught me all about Christmas

Believe it or not, I still remember our first Christmas tree. I have a photo of myself sitting on my sister’s lap to prove it. I marveled at the lights and all the trimmings.

December 24, 2013 1:00 am
Christmas tree shoppers at Newland's in Portage

Christmas tree shoppers at Newland's in Portage

Omar Farag and Victoria, of Miller, section look over trees Tuesday at Newland's Christmas Tree stand in Portage. The tree sellers have been in the business for 36 years and are at the corner of Willowcreek and Ridge Road through the weekend.

December 17, 2013 6:48 pm
Christmas tree shoppers at Newland's in Portage

Christmas tree shoppers at Newland's in Portage

Dan Streeter, of Hobart, shops for Christmas tree Tuesday at Newland's Christmas Tree stand in Portage.

December 17, 2013 6:52 pm
Green thinking puts tree farms in the black

Green thinking puts tree farms in the black

SCHERERVILLE | Sweetie's Shoppe sits at a wide part of a winding path that cuts through hills laden with spruces, pines and firs at Luers Christmas Tree Farm, where people pay to saw and take home a tree.

December 17, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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Lansing’s centenarians get to kick off Christmas holiday season

LANSING | When the village kicks off the Christmas holiday season with the arrival of Santa Claus and the lighting of the municipality’s official tree, there’s usually a touch of youth on display.

November 28, 2013 12:00 am
Valpo dedicates its newest roundabout with holiday ceremony

Valpo dedicates its newest roundabout with holiday ceremony

VALPARAISO | The city officially welcomed its newest roundabout, along with the holiday season, with speeches, a visit by Santa and the lighting of a Christmas tree.

November 24, 2013 11:30 pm Photos

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Hammond's evergreen trees are underdressed

Please inform Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. that decorating a tree involves more than just a few lights.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am
Old courthouse puts on its holiday lights

Old courthouse puts on its holiday lights

Jenna Vasaitis, right, her daughter Madelynn Vasaitis, 3, son Kaiden Vasaitis, 4, and family friend Bella McConnell, 11, pose for a photograph in front of the old Lake County Courthouse after the Christmas tree lighting ceremony Friday evening in Crown Point.

November 15, 2013 6:54 pm
Old courthouse puts on its holiday lights

Old courthouse puts on its holiday lights

The old Lake County Courthouse glows Friday evening after the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Crown Point.

November 15, 2013 6:54 pm

Hobart to ring in season at tree lighting Dec. 6

HOBART | The city of Hobart will hold a tree lighting ceremony from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road.

November 11, 2013 12:00 am
South Holland family donates tree to Chicago for Christmas

South Holland family donates tree to Chicago for Christmas

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Moore family of South Holland donated their 57-foot Colorado blue spruce tree to the city of Chicago to be used as the official Christmas tree on display at Daley Plaza until Jan. 9.

November 07, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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A few tricks, treats as we say hello to November

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time for November and all the wonderful food and activities in store for us. If you didn’t get enough tricks and treats at Halloween, check out Timothy Tegge, a Midwestern magician and comedian coming to town.

November 06, 2013 12:00 am
South Holland family donates Chicago's official Christmas tree

South Holland family donates Chicago's official Christmas tree

CHICAGO | Chicago authorities say the city's official Christmas tree will be a 57-foot Colorado blue spruce from South Holland.

November 04, 2013 11:20 am
South Holland family donates Chicago's official Christmas tree

South Holland family donates Chicago's official Christmas tree

This 57-foot Colorado blue spruce from South Holland will be the official Chicago Christmas tree. It will be felled on Thursday.

November 04, 2013 11:16 am
Officials hope floating Christmas tree will become annual tradition

Officials hope floating Christmas tree will become annual tradition

HOBART | After a 20-year absence, a floating Christmas tree has been returned to Lake George for the holiday season.

January 09, 2013 7:45 pm Photos

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Hobart officials announce holiday-related tree, garbage pickup

HOBART | Residents needing to dispose of Christmas trees should place them out front curbside and call public works, city officials said.

December 31, 2012 7:45 pm
Chicago Heights resident donates 45-foot pine tree to city

Chicago Heights resident donates 45-foot pine tree to city

This 45-foot pine tree donated by a Chicago Heights resident is now in front of City Hall.

December 20, 2012 2:00 pm
Chicago Heights resident donates 45-foot pine tree to city

Chicago Heights resident donates 45-foot pine tree to city

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A lifelong resident of Chicago Heights has made what figures to be a long-lasting contribution to the city.

December 20, 2012 11:21 am

Hobart Jaycees' Christmas tree sale runs until Saturday

HOBART | The annual Hobart Jaycees Christmas tree lot will be open through Saturday or until trees are sold out. 

December 19, 2012 12:00 am
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